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The Writer
4.8
from 81 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Tamer N.
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Todd is an outstanding professional. He did a great job editing my paper. He did finish the work before the deadline. I appreciate what he has done for me. I highly recommend him to everyone.

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Accurate Editing & Typing
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joi W.
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Todd was an amazing editor! He contacted me and was the perfect match for my manuscript. He completed the editing of my 90 page book in 6 days, one day earlier than predicted. His prices were very good and his contract was straight forward with no strings. He responds to emails quickly within the hour and he answered all questions I had about the writing process and formatting. I recommend him 100%.

Eagle Elite Tutoring
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Donna P.
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Did a great job re-formatting my resume, highlighting strongest skills/key words front and center. Ian was patient with my questions and edits. He "listened" with empathy and he was great at negotiating, with me, the best ways to communicate to a prospective employer, through my resume, and cover letter?

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Dave Wheeler
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael S.
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David has brought critical analysis to his editing. I really appreciate that.

Resume by Recruiter, LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Alex C.
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Matt has a very good work around! He did a resume within 24 hours and I’m very happy about it. I just recently had him write and edit my resume. It was really good and I’m happy with the final outcome. I had no issues on the outcome of the work. He’s definitely commendable as a resume writer!

Somerville Editors
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lanie L.
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I contacted Sara on craigslist while searching for someone who could help me with editing my graduate school application essays. The application was due about 3 days after I initially made contact with Sara. In any case, I could not finish my drafts by the time I told her I would due to a family emergency. I was frazzled and discombobulated. About 6 hours before it was due, she edited and proofread 2 of my essays. She paid keen attention to detail and stayed up late in the evening to make sure I could get these in on time. The finished product was flawless. She goes above and beyond for her clients!

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Danit E.
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She helped me in my grammar and the development of my essay. She was really prepared and professional in her tips to improve my problems. I definitely recommend Vicki to edit and tutoring!

JIB MEDIA
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Elise A.
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Ryan Mercik patiently and meticulously edited through reams of my Dad's 8mm film footage from the 1950s and 60s, transforming them into a DVD set of precious memories. She magically corrected color and light as she worked, often saving impossibly dark or blown-out sequences. Ryan also added fun music, appropriate to the times; and packaged the DVDs with still photos clipped from the film. I can't say enough about Ryan's expertise with this media. Her instincts are spot on. My whole family is grateful that she rescued our deteriorating films and gave us a gift from our childhood that has us doubled over in laughter, as well as in tears. Thank you, Ryan!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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Alexandra has been my go to girl for anything resume or portfolio related during my interview and job search process! She has been amazing for editing, advice, and suggestions to help me feel more confident with my work and creating something relevant for each application. I don't know what I would do without her!

Lisa Ingeme
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
George M.
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Lisa did great in writing Journal at our school of Architecture! She turned everything on time and it was perfect. I recommend her for any writing or editing tasks.

Hoffman Transcription
5.0
from 1 review
  • 38 years in business
About

We provide transcription services via the following methods: Secure FTP system for our clients to upload new files. Privately owned call in recording system accessed via a toll-free phone number Document transmission via email Document transmission via fax Once your project has been received, our professional transcription team begins work immediately. Our team provides service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to maintain a consistent, accurate and fast turn-around time. We are proud to provide fast, accurate service. Our independent contractors are only the most qualified and experienced transcription professionals worldwide. A policy is followed where all workers must possess a minimum two years of experience working as transcriptionists or editors. All staff must adhere to a 99% error-free rate.

Verbatim-Ink
5.0
from 1 review
  • 39 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John C.
Verified review

Kind and caring. Asked questions to get to know you and pulled talents out of you. Resume was outstanding and she helped with interviewing. Creativity in writing is her talent and gift. Felt like family . Would recommend to anyone.

  • 3 years in business
About

Hello there! My name is Jim, and I offer a wide range of services aside from just the writing you see here! I'm a passionate and compulsive writer, so on that front, I copy write, edit, transcribe, and tutor for writing and reading. I also offer voice-over solutions for people who need narration, acting, or directing services. I also edit audio using Adobe Audition, and I do some light video editing with Adobe Premiere, so you could say I also offer multimedia services too! Voice acting demo will be linked to customers upon request. I'm a one-man operation. That's what I relish about the work that I do. I love taking on challenges. I like meeting people. Message me with your needs, and I'll get you a quote ASAP!

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I provide copy writing, copy editing, and proofreading services for businesses. I've had my own freelance business since 1992, and before that I worked for ad agencies and corporate ad departments. I have worked for just about every industry and do work for Web, print, and broadcast media. I have a proven track record of success with regard to accuracy and generating sales for clients. Clients like me because they can depend on me for a job well done, that meets the deadline, for a reasonable rate. Collateral includes ads, catalogs, articles, blogs, websites, press releases, brochures, direct mail, and more. I am trained in SEO and offer that expertise to clients.

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Over 10 years of experience teaching Spanish at the high school and college levels. Certified Translator and Medical Interpreter. Friendly, amiable, and would love to work with you. I teach all levels of Spanish. I would love to work with you!

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I can write and edit articles for you. I have a bachelor's in English, and I can help with any writing or editing task that you have. I can also do data entry.

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Having hard time on typing tons of paperworks? In need of a helper on your book reports? takes you a lot of time typing hard scribbled notes? You look on the right place. My service render, fast typing load work, knowledgeable in computer typing skills and understandable transaction with customers. Just give me full details of what work you want me to do in a reasonable price and reasonable span of time. Let's do the work smooth and easy!

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For a lower fee than our competitors, we offer the best editors that money can buy to our clients. There is no catch. When you submit your essay or other manuscript through our website, an automated computer system matches an available editor in our database with your paper, and the computer system does all the busy work, allowing the editor to spend more time actually doing what you are paying for -- editing your paper! This allows us to keep costs down, while providing the best service. Its simple to say, but really hard to do. This is what makes us unique. Adding value to our clients words, and getting rave reviews in return.

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I have been a professional editor for the last 20 years. I can help you with academic papers or business proposals. You will not be disappointed. Also, I will help client build a winning resume in a variety of styles and templates.

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What I do: I can copy-edit and polish your paper, manuscript or other content to clarify the ideas, while maintaining your voice. I can write or collaborate to produce prose for a range of purposes, from making technical issues transparent to drawing in readers with a fresh and distinctive style. See my site for all the details!

About

I’m a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. I was a reporter at Computerworld, an information technology magazine in Framingham, Mass., for nine years. I am the published author of five true crime books “Murder at Morses Pond,” “An Act of Murder,” “Ripper,” “Bone Crusher,” and “House of Lies” for Kensington Publishing Corp. (Pinnacle imprint). I have a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts and I’ve been a journalist since the late 1980s. I’ve written for, and done proofreading and copy editing/editing for a group of community newspapers in the Boston area, where I covered politics and was a high-profile investigative reporter. I’ve also freelanced for the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. I’ve edited a variety of manuscripts including fiction, memoirs and biographies and I’ve written investigative stories, eBooks, press releases, IT blogs, IT white papers, FAQs, IT case studies, Web site copy, health-related articles, “green” articles for an eco-friendly website devoted to luxury goods, and real estate/home improvement articles. I currently manage and edit a blog devoted to data analytics. I've written about cloud, data recovery, SaaS, security, etc. I’ve also done editing and proofreading for a group of high-end magazines in New Jersey. I’ve written for a high school textbook publisher and I’ve ghostwritten/edited business/technology e-books, self-help books, health/nutrition books, novels and several memoirs/biographies. I’ve also written a novel from a screenplay.

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How do you hire a good grant writer?

Grants are available to nonprofit organizations, for-profit businesses that qualify for government grants, and individuals who qualify for foundation or government grants. Hiring a good grant writer can help you gain funding in your chosen field. According to the American Grant Writers’ Association, grant writers can help you research potential grant opportunities; write grant proposals, create budgets, and build budget narratives; review written materials before you submit; prepare a business plan; analyze your organization for grant competitive qualities; prepare research grants; help with 501(c)(3) applications for nonprofits; and more. Investing in the right grant writer could result in a financial win for your organization. Generally no licenses or certificates are required to be a good grant writer, but you may want to find a grant writer who has been certified (not just received a certificate of completion) by a reputable organization such as the Grant Professionals Certification Institute. Qualities to look for in a good grant writer include:

  • Proven success writing winning grants, especially in your target area.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong math skills and demonstrated proficiency with budgeting.
  • Careful attention to detail — brilliant grant proposals may be rejected just for formatting errors, so you want someone who follows instructions explicitly.
  • Expertise in your target area.
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How much does a grant writer cost?

Hiring a grant writer can give you a competitive edge when applying for financial grants for your business or nonprofit organization, or as an individual. The cost to hire a grant writer can vary depending on their academic background, areas of expertise, previous grant writing success and years of experience. According to the Grant Professionals Association, grant writers should be paid hourly or by flat fee. It is unethical for a grant writer to accept a commission or percentage compensation of grant monies received. They can, however, be awarded bonuses in line with the hiring company’s prevailing practices. Here are some examples of average grant writing fees:

  • Hourly rate for grant writers with less experience or fewer grants awarded: $25-$35 per hour.
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  • Hourly rate for grant writers with proven success winning large grants: $75-$150 or more per hour.
  • For a smaller grant, the writer may charge a flat fee of $200-$500 for preparation and submission.  

Pricing may also vary based on the complexity of the grant application. A federal grant that requires pages of research, budgets and a business plan may take more than 30 hours to prepare. For a high-level grant writer who charges $100 per hour, this means $3,000 or more in grant writing fees.

Most grant writers will provide you with a total cost estimate before agreeing to the work. You may be required to pay a deposit up front, or the grant writer may work from a retainer. Often, seasoned grant writers pay for themselves in the long run by writing successful grants.

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